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Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon
Druin Burch
Progress: 31/336 pages
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Stacy Schiff
Progress: 32/496 pages
Host
Peter James
Progress: 26/624 pages
The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (Oxford World's Classics)
Nick Groom, Horace Walpole
Progress: 6/192 pages
A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge)
Ken Follett
Progress: 36/766 pages
Italian Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian the Fun Way!
Olly Richards
Progress: 38/239 pages
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
Progress: 42/219 pages
33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book 1)
David McAfee
Progress: 10 %

Reading progress update: I've read 122 out of 256 pages.

The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts - Siân Rees

Oh my! I'm loving this book so far. I'm already half-way through the book and we have only just left England. The first few pages are full of a list of convicts and their misdemeanours. It does become a little repetitive but I think it is necessary to give the reader an idea of what kinds of petty and not-so-petty crimes carried a sentence of capital punishment. I was horrified to find out that counterfeiting coins resulted in hanging for men but burning at the steak for women! This book is full of juicy titbits of history that I have never come across in other books.